JDSU has announced a new option for the TestPoint 10 Gbps product line for Enhanced Forward Error Correction I.4 (EFEC I.4), the test industry’s first offering of ITU-T-recommended Applied Micro Circuits Corp.’s (AMCC) EFEC.
AMCC’s EFEC forward error correction code was designed into system offerings for Metro Ethernet and carrier-grade Ethernet applications, as well as for long-haul WDM and Metro WDM transport networks.
JDSU said that AMCC’s EFEC, which is already deployed in many of the world’s largest optical networks, is important because it is a turnkey, standards-compliant technology that enables low-cost Carrier Ethernet services over Metro, core and OTN networks.
For example, using AMCC’s EFEC, a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) data stream can be encapsulated into an OTU2 frame and transported over the optical network, providing a distinct cost, power and space advantage in Ethernet-to-OTN convergence.
“Challenges associated with the deployment of carrier-grade Ethernet and 10 GigE faced by equipment manufacturers and carriers require a dependable test solution,” said Bill Mortimer, vice president and general manager in JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement business segment. “With AMCC’s EFEC I.4, the TestPoint 10 Gbps does that and more, helping users meet the complex challenge of directly connecting Ethernet to OTNs.”